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A blog by Leon Oudejans


Does the Universe has a universal time?

Time is a human concept. It was invented by the Sumerian civilisation (c.5000 BC - c.1500 BC), or an unknown older civilisation. Time is also a mathematical concept, representing galactic orbits and distances. The Sumerian Base-60 system explains our use of 60 minutes and 60 seconds. Hence, each galaxy is likely to have its own - and mathematically matching -...

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China’s new social contract

On October 21, Bloomberg sent me an email newsletter, entitled China's new social contract. I was immediately reminded of the new Dutch political party with the same name: New Social Contract. In my view, that party is vague in its ambitions. I have a similar feeling about China's new ambitions. In my view, any society that hinders a market economy is doomed to...

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How to deal with someone’s denial

"Overcoming denial often depends on the nature of the problem. People often come to terms with the reality of a situation on their own given time and support." (source). I suppose this answer is valid. Still, by not challenging someone's denial, it may/will feel like denying someone's denial. In my past, I would confront someone's denial. I used to believe that...

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Growth: what goes up must come down

Growth refers to many different topics: body, brain, business, cancer, climate, economy, ethics, inflation, politics, population, and the Universe. We use many different adjectives to describe growth, like: absolute, actual, historical, marginal, projected, relative. A decline is even negative growth. Source: Our World in Data The population diagram for 1750-2100...

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Is time a measure of entropy?

Recently, I noticed several articles about Betelgeuse, a "red supergiant star [] and one of the largest visible to the naked eye". Allegedly, this star will "soon" turn into a supernova, "a powerful luminous explosion of a star". The timeline of that event varies between a few hundred years to 100,000 years. Everything in life, nature and the universe appears to be...

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If China’s growth is so strong, why is inflation so weak? (The Economist)

The Economist title: If China’s growth is so strong, why is inflation so weak? The Economist subtitle: A paradox that has analysts snickering Date: 27 April 2023 "When America unshackled its economy from pandemic-era restrictions two years ago, it also unlocked inflation. By mid-2021, consumer prices were rising by more than 5% compared with the previous year....

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